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Dual-screen LCD and e-ink display-equipped Android YotaPhone headed to retailers ‘before Christmas’



The Android-powered YotaPhone, which features an LCD display on one side and an e-ink display on the other, is set to go on sale “internationally” before the year is out.

Unlike a traditional smartphone, the YotaPhone’s dual screen allows users to view (or mirror) content using the rear-mounted e-ink display, which the company says results in a much longer overall battery life than using just an LCD display.

Moving to the more traditional spec list, the YotaPhone will arrive sporting Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, a dual core 1.7GHz processor, and a 4.3-inch 720 x 1280 pixel display on the front and a 4.3-inch 360×640 EPD, 16 grayscale display and a capacitive touch section below the EPD for gesture controls

Although already announced for Russia, the YotaPhone, is set for full international release in the first week of December, according to a spokesperson for the company.

➤ YotaPhone

Published November 14, 2013 — 10:07 UTC